Karakorum (Kharkhorin), Kharkhorin

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#3 of 9 in Historic Sites in Mongolia
Explore the ruins of Karakorum (Kharkhorin), the ancient capital of the Mongol empire and part of the Orkhon Valley World Heritage Site. The town reached its peak in the 13th and 14th centuries, used by Genghis Khan as a base for his army and later expanded by his son, Ogodei. Excavations performed in the 20th century unearthed a variety of remains, including roads, temple walls, and kiln ovens. Visit the archaeological museum nearby to admire an array of valuable artifacts uncovered from the area, as well as a large replica of what the city may have looked like in the 13th century. Add Karakorum (Kharkhorin) to your Kharkhorin travel itinerary, and discover new vacation ideas by using our Kharkhorin online trip builder .
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  • Lovely small town with friendly helpful people. The monastery is magnificent, a stunning piece of work. Nothing left from the great city itself but a turtle rock.  more »
  • Here is the old capital of date. Genghis Khan. No big name Genghis Khan, because Mongolia has the ability construction and raenkhaen Mongol tribe, semi nomadic fair Hotel life on horseback, which is created and a pulpy, because he more than pleasing people smash Khan jewelry or building it is.
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  • Although the modern city is not saying much, this place is a must travel to Mongolia for the importance it has in the past. Very interesting Museum and the complex of Erdene Zuu is wonderful.
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